Founded in 1969, Bloor Group is one of the largest privately owned house-builders in the UK and is still owned and run by the Bloor family. By selecting carefully chosen, sustainable locations, using traditional building methods and materials which dictate the exceptional build quality, and delivering excellent customer care, Bloor ensures that owners of a Bloor home experience the difference for which the company is renowned.
With over 50 developments across the country, the company operates out of its headquarters in Leicestershire, and seven regional offices - North West, Midlands, Eastern, Southern, South Midlands, South West and Western. The company directly employs approximately 1050 people, in addition to supporting thousands of related jobs across the communities where it builds.
Mark Powell, Regional Sales Director at Bloor Homes Western, said: “Bloor Homes is immensely proud to sponsor this iconic event in Cheltenham, which celebrates cycling at its very best. I’m sure the festival will bring the whole town together to support these elite athletes. Bloor Homes is committed to supporting the communities in which it builds and we look forward to what is sure to be a hugely successful event.”
Cotswold Transport Planning are a Gloucestershire-based highways and transportation consultancy, with a UK-wide coverage, specialising in transport planning, traffic engineering, highway design and road safety auditing.
Working on behalf of residential and commercial developers, retailers, investment funds, landowners, private individuals, as well as public sector clients, Cotswold Transport Planning contribute towards development proposals that incorporate safe access arrangements, promote sustainable travel, and advise on mitigation that minimises the negative consequences of traffic on the environment. Facilitating development that provides genuine opportunities to leave the car at home and make use of sustainable travel choices underpins the work of Cotswold Transport Planning.
Adam Padmore, Managing Director, Cotswold Transport Planning comments “As local residents, we are keen to show our support to this and other local festivals, which make Cheltenham such a fantastic place to live. On a professional level, we also want to share our expertise with festival organisers to help create a legacy of sustainable travel for the residents of Cheltenham.”
Eurolink Connect is a telecommunications specialist, offering connectivity and communications solutions for business customers in the UK. Located in Stonehouse, Eurolink is an ISP in their own right and control their own systems, ensuring they provide a formidable network to support customers from all industries. Alongside their exceptional customer service, Eurolink has a passion for supporting all things local and is helping to keep people connected during the Cheltenham Festival of Cycling by providing their reliable and robust public WiFi. You’ll find their WiFi available across Pittville Park and across much of the town on the day.
Claire Maddox, Commercial Director, Eurolink Connect comments “We’re delighted to be making a contribution to the Festival with our public WiFi. It’s a free provision which we hope will help people get excited, share their experience on social media and make the most of the day. We can’t wait for the Festival.”
The Breeze is Cheltenham and North Gloucestershire’s tune in, feel good music radio station. Playing only the best music from artists such as Adele, Whitney Houston, George Michael, Abba and Coldplay, every track is hand chosen to match the mood of our audience. Listeners wake up to Craig Wright who broadcasts live from our studios in Cheltenham and we deliver the very best features and competitions alongside local news, weather and traffic and travel information.
Local Breeze Radio Presenter, Craig Wright said “We are absolutely delighted to support The Bloor Homes Cheltenham Festival of Cycling in 2017. As the dedicated commercial radio station for Cheltenham and North Gloucestershire we are so excited when initiatives such as this come to the town and match our continuing efforts to deliver high quality entertainment to the local communities we serve.”
The University of Gloucestershire is a diverse, vibrant community of 12,000 students and 1,600 staff. Organised over eight academic Schools – Art and Design; Business, Computing and Technology; Education; Health and Social Care; Liberal and Performing Arts; Media; Natural and Social Sciences; and Sport and Exercise. The university has long excelled in education, media, sport and fine art. Their vision is to enable transformation, particularly for the students. The University wants each student, during their time at the University, to gain the skills, knowledge, insight and confidence to transform their lives for the better and make a positive difference to their communities.
Maxine Melling, Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Gloucestershire said “One of our strategic plan goals is to build partnerships that create opportunity, innovation and mutual benefit for the communities we service. We have so many areas of common interest and excitement with the Festival – hence our enthusiasm about getting involved.”